Sweet Potato Fries

sweet potato friesLast night my dear friend Jenn joined Kevin and I for dinner and drinks and overall good times. Jenn is a vegetarian and originally she had invited us to this great Chinese restaurant, China Pan, that has an extensive vegan menu. I, however, really wanted to celebrate this Memorial Day Weekend with burgers. Holiday weekends, in my opinion, should be spent consuming as many burgers, hot dogs and beers as humanly possible.

So instead of making the turkey burgers that I was originally going to make, I invited Jenn over for my homemade black bean burgers, a lovely cucumber, red onion, tomato and mozzarella salad, and of course my homemade SWEET POTATO FRIES!

The sweet potato fries are a little sweet, a little spicy and super delicious – and I HIGHLY recommend making them 🙂

They are a variation on a recipe I found here: http://www.mylifetime.com/on-tv/shows/cook-yourself-thin

Sweet Potato Fries


2 sweet potatoes
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt, plus more for sprinkling

1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

2. Wash and dry the potatoes and, with the skin on, slice into 1/2-inch-thick rounds; cut the rounds into 1/2-inch-thick finger-shaped pieces. Toss the potatoes in a bowl with the oil, chili powder, garlic powder and salt.

3. On a baking sheet, spread the sweet potato fries in a single layer and roast, stirring every 10 minutes, until brown and tender, 35-40  minutes. Remove from the oven, transfer to a platter or bowl and sprinkle with a little more salt.


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